InterCity passengers between Nottingham and the capital are being told they may be more comfortable swapping to Connect 360 services from Corby.
Up to 40,000 Nottingham Forest fans will head to Wembley for the Championship play-off final against Huddersfield on Sunday (May 29). And many Mansfield supporters are also likely to travel via Nottingham ahead of Saturday’s (May 28) League Two showdown with Port Vale.
EMR will add additional seats where it can but customer services director, Neil Grabham, said: "It’s clear some of our services will be very busy, particularly in the morning and immediately after the matches.
"We are asking customers to plan ahead, leaving extra time and considering different routes.”
Connect services from Corby call at Kettering every half-hour, taking an extra 15 minutes compared to Inter City trains to London.